When John Lutalo first met Olivia Kwagala, a news anchor at CBS radio, it was love at first sight.
John later travelled back to Dubai where he worked but contacted Olivia through Facebook in 2014. Although she had never met him, she shared her telephone number so that they could keep in touch through WhatsApp. For one year, the two focused on getting to know each other;
However, his lifestyle was to soon catch up with him as they say.
“The day I told my friend, Jimmy Kakooza, with whom I worked in Dubai that I was dating Olivia, he advised against it. Jimmy knew both of us very well; Olivia as a woman of integrity and I as someone who loved partying and bar hoping,” he recalls.
Seeing no chance for the relationship to blossom, John gave up on the idea of dating but did not tell Olivia. However, he later realised that it was not worth clinging onto a lifestyle and lose the love of his life.
“In August 2014, I accepted Jesus Christ and got baptised. I started praying, asking God to help me find a virtuous woman,” he says, adding that in the process, he and Olivia started dating again. However, she asked that they meet in person.
John remembers a message sent by his longtime friend, Maj. Robert Mutabaazi.
“As we talked on Whatsapp, he advised me to watch out for ‘Kampala girls’ lest I get ‘detoothed’. Little did he know that in the same city were women who are not only rooted in God but also faithful,” he smiles.
“Meeting him for the first time, I did not expect a proposal. In fact, I found it rather abrupt,” she says. Click to read more…